Shortlist Revealed for Structural Awards 2018
The shortlist for the Structural Awards 2018 has been revealed by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and it features 53 entries selected from 115 projects globally, including a large number of London-based projects, such as Highpoint, 168 Upper Street and the iconic Hoover Building.
The prestigious annual awards are now in their 51st year running, celebrating the world’s best engineering structures and demonstrating the diversity of structural engineering. The shortlisted projects highlight the ingenuity and creativity of these forward-thinking professionals and honour today’s most cutting-edge examples of engineering.
The list of finalists includes Louvre Museum, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, from structural engineer BuroHappold Engineering; Tamina Canyon Crossing, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland from structural engineer Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG; The Hoover Building, London, UK from structural engineer Interrobang; and Haiti Chapel from structural engineer Webb Yates.
“This year we’ve received an unusual and imaginative collection of entries, from sculptural monuments by renowned artists through to a cricket stadium which has been dubbed the ‘Lord’s of East Africa’. The shortlist gives a fantastic overview of what’s going on in the structural engineering community on a global scale, highlighting the ambition, imagination and expertise of our profession. We’re delighted to have seen many more new firms entering their work for consideration in our unique celebration of structural engineering excellence,” said Chair of the awards judging panel, Professor Tim Ibell.
Shortlisted entries were selected for excellence, creativity and innovation, as well as elegance and detailing, sustainability, economic viability and value for money.
“Structural engineers remain the guardians of public safety who ensure any structure can withstand all kinds of stresses and strains. Given that 2018 is ‘The Year of Engineering’, our awards are more relevant than ever. They prove just how innovative our industry is in bringing truly ambitious and monumental projects to life,” said Martin Powell, Chief Executive of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
The complete shortlist can be viewed at www.structuralawards.org. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner and ceremony, which will take place on Friday, the 16th of November 2018 at The Brewery, London.